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Puppies found abandoned in trailer

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

Two puppies were found abandoned in a trailer Monday without food, water, or air conditioning.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the dogs were left alone for more than one week after the people living in the trailer got an eviction notice.

"I really don't know how these animals are alive," said Chris Blair, animal rescue group spokesperson.

Two dogs left in a trailer all alone without any real means for survival.

"The dogs were in very poor condition. Investigation shows it may have been possibly eight days since they ate or had any type of water," said Deputy Tim Clark.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office received a complaint Monday that the people living in this trailer had been evicted but did not take everything with them.

"The occupants of the residence apparently had just packed up, and moved out, and left their dogs behind," said Clark.

When officials got into the trailer, they say what they found was very disturbing.

They say the dogs are probably no older than three or four months, and it was clear they were digging through the trash just to find something to eat.

"The conditions inside the residence are pretty bad. It looked like they'd been eating out of the garbage, feces all over the place, and it's extremely hot in there," said Blair.

The dogs were given to an animal rescue group who say this is not the first time they have seen this type of thing happen.

"Abandoned and neglected and just left to survive on their own. I can't imagine leaving my animals like that. I just don't see how people do it," said Blair.

But they say with proper nutrition and a little TLC, those puppies should be in good shape in no time.

Deputies say animal cruelty charges are pending against the dogs' owners.

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